Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Awesome Job!!!

My friend, Sue Matthews, is a great scrapbooker. She sells for Creative Memories and does beautiful pages. She has a spread featured on Her layout is from her trip to Alaska.

Check out the blog. Alison has some great sketches on her blog. Enjoy!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Cards

Check out this beautiful Christmas card Shelly Watson made! Mine will definitely pale in comparison!! Shelly's blog is

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Another Day in Paradise

Have you ever thought it would be great to stay at home and do absolutely nothing?! I have always dreamed of it. We'll I'm in day 9 of just that's BORING!!! I thought I would've been able to sew, or scrapbook or stamp. It's just not working that way.

I have been showered with care by Bob, friends from church and friends from work. Bob's barely had to cook! We've had some delicious food including desserts. That's Evan's favorite part!

I want to be more productive tomorrow. I am going to plan to do SOMETHING! Even if it's just a little bit of stamping. I am in deseparate need of thank you cards.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Wow! It's been forever since I blogged! I had surgery last Monday (11/1/10). The first 4 days were horrible, but it's getting better now. I had my first full cast put on today. Next week, I'll get another cast as well as have my 13 staples taken out.

I truly thought I was going to be able to scrapbook, stamp and/or sew by last Thursday. WHAT A JOKE!! Maybe this week.

Here's my lovely foot:

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Writing in the Blog

Man! I really stink at this keeping my blog up! I'm in a creative slump right now, too. I have 2 swaps I need to get ready for so I need to get out of the slump.

Spring semester is done at Columbia College. WOOHOO! It was a rough semester - I took 3 classes. Between the 3 classes, working at BCBSSC, directing 2 Handbell Choirs at Living Springs Lutheran Church, Audrey's soccer games and Evan's baseball games. I was exhausted by the end of the semester.

I met my sisters Pam Deselem and Louella McElhaney, cousins Jo Donaldson and Dee Swager, my mom (Penny Harmer) and my Aunt June Perkins in Virginia a couple of weeks ago. It was a great time. We decided we needed to have an annual event of getting together. Did you know Blacksburg, Viriginia has a 'Fork and Cork Festival'? All the local vineyards were there - and each had around 6 wines to test. What a great time!! Wine and family - not whine and family like when my kids are involved.

We said good-bye to a special lady today, Alma Brantley. She died last Wednesday. It was a great - although long - service. It wouldn't have seemed so long if it wasn't so dang hot in the church. But she deserved a great send off and I think it was fitting.

I'll try to be better at updating my blog. Have a great week!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Donna Downey Giveaway

Today's sponsor on Donna Downey's giveway is All U Need Scrapbooks. They are a (semi)local company from Florence SC. The company is fairly new, but doing great! Their work is awesome. Visit Donna's site and All U Need Scrapbook's site

Monday, February 22, 2010

Finally an update!

It has been awhile since I've done a post! I am so busy. Between work, school and the handbell choir it seems I'm always doing something.

The scrapbook pages below are some of the ones I did at a weekend retreat. I had a great time, thanks to Sue Matthews. And I met and made some great new scrapbooking friends.

The cards are from a Saturday Wendy McKenzie and Kathy Brennan came over. We decided to get together to make some cards. We are going to do it again. It was fun. Bob made us dinner. Next time, Audrey's making us lasagna! I have a great husband and kids!!

I hope you enjoy my post!

Pictures from Christmas decorating, the house, the Christmas ducks and Christmas morning.

Pictures taken at church on Christmas Eve.

More Christmas Eve pictures. It's a photo shoot
after the service every year!

The pictures below are the pictures we received in cards. I love getting them and started scrapbooking them years ago. This year, it took 4 pages!

Bob, Audrey, my mom (Penny Harmer) and I went to the Franklin County Conservatory for the butterfly exhibit. I love this exhibit (and my page!!).

Miscellaneous pictures.

Used the Teardrop Cricut Cartridge for the font on this page.

An annual event!

Columbia United Football Club Rec Team - the Mustangs.

SC State Fair pictures.

Rodney Atkins concert at the state fair.

Girls weekend at Lake Summit, NC - thanks, Sally McMaster Nash!! ;o)

Don't look too hard at the cards - one may be coming to you!

I love butterflies and flowers! Can you tell!?!?

Oh, yeah! And martinis!! YUMMY!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Blog Candy

Hey! Kathy @ is giving away some blog candy. All the items in the picture below are being given away!